After skiing at 36mph in Boy's and Men's divisions for 20 years, I ended up getting surgery on both knees from the sharp impact on the wake, and traded my 1982 Ski Nautique for a 1985 ProStar . . the first major brand flat wake boat.
For those of you in M7 or beyond did the lower boat speeds reduce the impact on the wake ? or does the wake just get bigger ? Unlike my 1985 ProStar, the 2004 ProStar wake grows fast when you start slowing down from 36. The 1985 Prostar hull was sort of a flat slab compared to later models that were designed to eliminate spray and have a trick wake.